Thursday, January 24, 2013

New Debut Author FAQ "I think I can..."

"I'm getting my book published!" I squee with delight, in awe, in disbelief, in shock! And all the while saying to myself, "I thought I could. I thought I could. I thought I could."

Here are the most frequently asked questions I've already received in ONE week:
  • What's it called?
  • What's it about? "A boy named Siku"
  • When's it coming out? "2-4 years"
  • Why does it take so long?
  • Are you doing the pictures? "No"
  • So who's doing the pictures?
  • Who's the publisher?
And normally, I answer them gladly. But not here. Not yet.

So MY most frequently asked questions are:
  • How long till the next step?
  • What IS the next step?
  • When will I get a return e-mail?
  • Who's doing the pictures?
  • Can I get an agent?
  • Did the editor GET my e-mail?
So, if you want to be a writer, no wait, a published author (and writer), you have to know how to spell.

You spell "writing" DO IT. You spell "publishing" W-A-I-T.

And since I have to wait, so do you. I'll share more when I can.

Today's question: What's your DAY job? (I'm a receptionist.)

This question piggy-backs off of yesterday's question, "What did you want to be when you grew up?" If you want to enter to win a critique of up to 1500 words, just leave a comment and reference "DEB." Be sure to leave your e-mail address.

Keep on keepin' on...


  1. So excited for you! Looking forward to hearing the details when you can share them.

  2. So exciting! Waiting is difficult, but fun and SUCH an adventure! Congratulations. Breathe.

  3. Congratulations again! Love this post. So that's what it's like to get offered a contract- lots of questions and waiting involved. That certainly requires patience!

    1. Thank you. Oh, yes. Questions, waiting, and patience, for sure. Maybe I should have titled it: Questions, Waiting, and Patience, Oh My! I can see a future blog post forming.

  4. Oh! My! Goodness!!! Congratulations,Christie! I am thrilled for you. Can't wait to hear the details :-)


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